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Hobsons Bay City

Households without children

In Hobsons Bay City, older couples without children account for 8% of total households in 2011.

Households without Children include couples without children and lone person households. They require different services depending on the age of the people in the households. For example young couples who have not had children (yet) compared to older "empty nester" couples whose children may have left home.

For Households without Children in Hobsons Bay City, life stage is based on the age of the household reference person (usually person 1 on the Census form):

  • Young: Aged 15-44
  • Middle-aged: Aged 45-64
  • Older: Aged 65 and over

To continue building the story, Hobsons Bay City's Household data should be viewed in conjunction with Household Size, Age Structure and Dwelling Type.

Derived from the Census question:

‘What is the person’s relationship (to each other person in the household)?’

Households

Households without children by life stage
Hobsons Bay City20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children7,63123.523.57,19222.822.9+439
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children2,7928.68.52,5057.97.9+287
Middle-aged couples without children
2,2957.17.02,2587.17.4+37
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children2,5447.88.02,4297.77.6+115
Lone person households
7,90124.322.37,72524.422.5+176
Young lone persons
2,3057.17.32,5418.07.8-236
Middle-aged lone persons
2,6988.37.02,4027.66.8+296
Older lone persons
2,8988.98.02,7828.87.9+116
Group households
1,2373.84.59983.24.2+239
Total households without children
16,76951.650.315,91550.449.6+854

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Households without children, 2011
Households without children, 2011 Group households, Greater Melbourne: 4.5% Older lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 8.0% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% Young lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% Older couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 8.0% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% Young couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 8.5% Group households, Hobsons Bay City: 3.8% Older lone persons, Hobsons Bay City: 8.9% Middle-aged lone persons, Hobsons Bay City: 8.3% Young lone persons, Hobsons Bay City: 7.1% Older couples without children, Hobsons Bay City: 7.8% Middle-aged couples without children, Hobsons Bay City: 7.1% Young couples without children, Hobsons Bay City: 8.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in households without children, 2006 to 2011
Change in households without children, 2006 to 2011 Group households, Hobsons Bay City: +239 Older lone persons, Hobsons Bay City: +116 Middle-aged lone persons, Hobsons Bay City: +296 Young lone persons, Hobsons Bay City: -236 Older couples without children, Hobsons Bay City: +115 Middle-aged couples without children, Hobsons Bay City: +37 Young couples without children, Hobsons Bay City: +287
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the households without children in Hobsons Bay City in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar proportion of young couples without children, a similar proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a similar proportion of older couples without children.

In addition, there were a similar proportion of young lone person households, a larger proportion of middle-aged lone person households, and a larger proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 854.

The largest changes in households without children in Hobsons Bay City, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Middle-aged lone persons (+296 persons)
  • Young couples without children (+287 persons)
  • Group households (+239 persons)
  • Young lone persons (-236 persons)